Welcome to the Region XI EMS Website

Your new resource for regional EMS information

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New Policies & Procedures

New Region XI EMS Field to Hospital Communications Policy Effective August 1, 2018

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NEW Region XI Online Continuing Education Site

Complete your online education modules here!

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Region XI EMS Systems of Care

The Region XI EMS System recognizes Level 1 Trauma Centers, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Centers, Primary Stroke Centers, STEMI Receiving Centers, and a Perinatal network of hospitals.

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Region XI EMS Monthly Pearls

Monthly updates and important information

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Research News

Recent Region XI Research Publications

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About Us

The State of Illinois has eleven designated EMS Regions in which emergency medical services are coordinated; the City of Chicago is designated as Region XI. Within EMS Region XI, there are four separate EMS Systems under the medical control of four hospitals: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The University of Chicago Medical Center, and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The Illinois EMS Act provides authority to these four Resource Hospitals, giving them legal control over their respective Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems.

The EMS Medical Directors from each of these four Resource Hospitals, along with their respective EMS System Coordinators, comprise the Region XI EMS Medical Directors Consortium (MDC), which was formed in 1984 to ensure the continuity of emergency medical services within the city. The Consortium allows the four separate EMS systems in the City of Chicago to function as “one EMS system,” having the same polices, standing medical orders and equipment across systems, making patient care and education of system providers consistent.  Click here to learn more about the organizational structure of the Region XI EMS MDC.

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    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year. The 2017 tally of more than 59,000 cases is a 22 percent increase from the previous year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Wednesday. Lyme disease accounted for nearly three-quarters... Read more »
  • EMS Today Launches New Buyer Program
    Clarion UX Fire & Rescue Group, formerly PennWell Corporation, has introduced a new key buyer program at EMS Today (February 20-22, 2019). The key buyer program called “MATCH!” connects decision making fire and rescue service personnel with exhibitors who provide products and services that address the immediate needs of their department and... Read more »
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      PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- A violent air ambulance crash into the side of a mountain in a remote area of Pinal County. It happened in December of 2015. The impact killed the pilot and the flight nurse on board. Now, for the first time since that horrific night, Derek Boehm, who was a... Read more »
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